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Experimental/Post Metal

3.20 | 4 ratings

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4 stars RXG-242-11 is one of the heavier albums of our Russian mastermind Senmuth. It has a dystopian sound and is mostly straight forward without forgetting to include weird industrial samples. The album may be less majestic and coherent than some of his other works but the heaviness should please to a larger public here and be of a certain interest.

Most of the songs have an industrial space flow that reminds of bands such as Ministry, Samael or Voivod. The guitars are sharp, the synthesizers are both upbeat and atmospheric and the weird vocals are harsh, robotic and quite addicting for this kind of music.

"Like Nobody Else" is maybe the heaviest song written in the early years by this one man project while the following "Enuma Anu Enlil" has some modern Visual Kei sounds to me and shows the high degree of diversity that can even be found on this record. On the other side, Senmuth still included calmer and introspective moments on his album such as the opener "Megiste Syntaxis I: Path Of Sirius" that is a great atmospheric track but gives you a somewhat wrong impression of what follows shortly afterwards. The circle is though closed when Senmuth decides to finish the record with the relaxing second part "Megiste Syntaxis II: The Heart Of The Milky Way".

In the end, we have one of the most diversified and entertaining records in the whole long discography of Senmuth. It's not his most inspired, complex and intellectual work, though. Personally, it's still great to know that this guy just wants to rock out sometimes and breaks all conceptual boundaries as on this surprising record that should be hailed and praised by the metal and gothic community as well. Anybody that finds the conceptual instrumental records of Senmuth too intellectual, boring and overwhelming might be positively surprised by this release which underlines my opinion that anybody can find an album that he adores in the large discography of this Tchaikovsky of the twenty-first century that doesn't need The Five to excell with his visionary solo works.

Originally released on on August 18th of the year 2011.

kluseba | 4/5 |


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